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DVC Fan Madness Bracket Challenge – Final Four

And then there were four…

We are heading into the home stretch of our first ever DVC Fan Madness Bracket Challenge to crown the Disney Vacation Club Resort we would most like to vacation at this Summer!

If you wonder how we got this far, here are some of the previous articles and matchups over the past few weeks:

Also, in case you missed our earlier rounds, here are the specifics:

The Question

In considering how to best set up our bracket challenge we felt that it was both unfair and may become too heated of a topic to debate our “favorite” DVC Resort. In the end, with the help of Corey Fiasconaro we settled for the following question:

“Which Disney Vacation Club Resort would you rather vacation this Summer?”

Over the course of four rounds, we will pair DVC Resorts head-to-head to determine what is the number one Disney Vacation Club destination this Summer!

The Rankings

In setting our initial rankings, we used the average percentages on The DIS Walt Disney World Resort Reviews and Ratings page. We felt this offered a fair ranking since it took into consideration the reviews of hundreds of fans and DVC owners.

Elite Eight – The Results

While some of the results from Round 1 came off as suprising, the Elite Eight set itself up to be a bit more predictable but did not lack its moments of suspense!

Here are the results from the Elite Eight:

Disney’s Beach Club Villas vs. Copper Creek Villas & Cabins

This surprised me and didn’t surprise me all at the same time. I expected this to be a pretty good matchup given the popularity of both resorts. Copper Creek is one of the newest and shiniest DVC properties out there, however in the end it was unable to hold off the cult-like fan following of Beach Club. With 63.4% of the vote, Beach Club came away victorious and is setting up a potential showdown against its archrival BoardWalk in the championship.

Beach Club Villas advances to the Final Four to take on the winner of our next matchup…

Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas vs. Disney’s Boulder Ridge Villas

If there was a Cinderella Story in the tournament up to this point I think it would have been Boulder Ridge. That fairytale was put to bed this week though by the juggernaut that is Animal Kingdom Lodge. AKL came away with the weeks biggest win, beating out Boulder Ridge by 76.3% to 23.7% margin of victory.

Animal Kingdom Lodge advances to the Final Four to take on Beach Club Villas.

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas vs. Disney’s Riviera Resort

Disney’s BoardWalk Villas sure does look like they are the strongest of any team heading into the Final Four! I’ll be honest, I expected a bit more from this game, however, BoardWalk hammered Riviera taking 72.1% of the vote. If you didn’t know already… my money is on BoardWalk!

BoardWalk Villas advances to the Final Four to take on the winner of our next matchup…

Disney’s Old Key West Resort vs. Bay Lake Tower

I’ll be honest, it tugged at my heart a little bit to see how long Old Key West held on in this matchup. The resort has so much history being the original Disney Vacation Club property, that it was great to see fans turning out to show their support of it. That being said, Bay Lake Tower prevailed, winning with a total of 65.4% of the vote.

Bay Lake Tower advances to the Final Four to take on BoardWalk.

The “Final Four”

This brings us to our Final Four match-ups!

Please remember when voting that we are asking you to choose which Disney Vacation Club Resort you would rather vacation this Summer. There are four match-ups this week, so be sure to vote in each one!

Voting for the Elite Eight will end at 11:59 pm, EST on Sunday, April 5th.

Stay tuned to the DVC Fan Facebook Group where we will announce the winners that will be advancing to Championship Game!

Let us know in the comments what you think of the results thus far in our DVC Fan Madness Bracket Challenge and if your bracket got busted!

Paul Krieger

Amy and I are new Orlando, Florida residents where we live with our dogs Odie the greyhound and Hermès the Spanish galgo. We are DVC owners at Animal Kingdom Lodge, BoardWalk Villas, Grand Californian, Grand Floridian, and Polynesian, Disney World Annual Passholders, and love educating Disney Vacation Club members on how to both use and maximize the value of their DVC points!